Bebe Rexha released her third studio album, Bebe, on Friday, April 28. The album's closing track, "Seasons", a duet with Dolly, was issued as a single the same day, alongside its music video. The black and white video compliments the song perfectly. Check it out below!
Vestal Goodman's 1999 duet with Dolly on "Satisfied" from her Vestal & Friends album was reissued digitally on Friday also. This marks the song's first availability on digital platforms. Listen to it below!
"Peace Like a River", Dolly and Dionne Warwick's highly anticipated gospel duet, was released today (February 24). The song was written by Dolly back in the 1980s, but she never released it. Although, a portion of the songs lyrics were featured on a greeting card from Dolly's Hallmark collection in the 1990s. Dolly told Robin Roberts in a February 7 interview on Good Morning America that she sent Dionne a demo of the song recorded in the 1990s and that she loved it and wanted to record it as a duet. Dionne called the song "Dolly's testimony" and a "song of inspiration." The new single was produced by Dolly and Dionne's son, Damon Elliott. Listen to the single below. The February 7 Good Morning America interview and a picture of the greeting card are below, also. "Peace Like a River" is available for purchase or streaming on all digital platforms.
Photo courtesy of Doyle Gilliam-Rodriguez, RareDolly Facebook group.
The first single from Olivia Newton-John's posthumous album, Just the Two of Us: The Duets Collection, Volume One, was released today (February 17). The single is a duet with Dolly on her 1974 song "Jolene". Olivia previously recorded a solo version on her 1976 album, Come On Over. News first broke that Dolly and Olivia had recorded a song together back in October 2021, when Kelly Lang mentioned in her book, I'm Not Going Anywhere, that she had recorded a song for the upcoming album and noted that Dolly had also recorded with Olivia. The new recording marks Dolly's eighteenth officially released version of the song, including studio versions, live recordings, and remixes. The full album will be released on May 5, 2023. You can hear the single now or watch the music videos below. The album is available for pre-order now on CD, LP, digital download, or streaming wherever you get your music!
Dolly has recorded a solo version of "The Last Thing on My Mind" for an upcoming Doc Watson tribute album. The single was released today, February 16, through all digital retailers by FLi Records and Budde Music. Doc Watson would have celebrated his centennial on March 3, and the tribute album, I Am a Pilgrim: Doc Watson at 100, will be released on April 28. Written and orignally recorded by Tom Paxton in 1964, "The Last Thing on My Mind" was Dolly and Porter Wagoner's first duet single in October 1967. Doc Watson recorded the song for his 1966 album, Southbound. Dolly and Doc performed the song together during MerleFest in 2001. In a press release Dolly said, "Doc Watson is everyone’s hero and a great guitar player. Some say he is the absolute best, and I was honored to get to work with him a few times in my career." The album was executive produced by Mitch Greenhill, Matthew Greenhill, and Peer Steinwald.
Take a listen to Dolly's new solo version below, in addition to Tom Paxton's original, Doc Watson's 1966 recording, Porter and Dolly's 1967 duet, and see the video of Dolly and Doc performing the song during a rehearsal for MerleFest in 2001.
View the album's complete track listing below the videos.
I Am a Pilgrim: Doc Watson at 100
FLi / Budde Music
April 28, 2023
Dolly gifted us a new single titled "Don't Make Me Have to Come Down There" on Thursday, January 19, her 77th birthday. She said she was inspired to write the song after having a dream about God standing on a mountain top and saying, "Don't make me have to come down there." The single is available to buy or stream wherever you get your music. You can also listen in the video below.
That's not the only new music from Dolly this week! The previously announced song from the 80 for Brady movie (starring Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, among others), "Gonna Be You", was released today, Friday, January 20. The Diane Warren-penned single's release was accompanied by a music video. The single is available to buy or stream wherever you get your music. Watch the music video below!
Cheat Codes on Friday, January 6, released their new single, "Bets on Us" featuring Dolly, from their upcoming album, One Night in Nashville. The album will be released January 27. The single is available now to stream and purchase on all digital platforms. Currently, it looks like the album will only see a digital release (there are no links to a CD or vinyl release on Amazon). Listen to the song below.
Correction: Dionne Warwick clarified Saturday, January 7, on Twitter that a release date has not been set for her duet with Dolly. Tamron Hall was mistaken when she said the duet was coming this month. So it looks like we'll have to wait a little longer to hear it!
Correction 2: It also appears that Rolling Stone had the release date for "Gonna Be You" incorrect. The song is scheduled for release Friday, January 20.
News broke this week that there are two new Dolly songs coming this month. The first is a song titled "Gonna Be You". Written by Diane Warren for the upcoming film 80 for Brady, the song features Dolly, Cyndi Lauper, Gloria Estefan, Belinda Carlisle, and Debbie Harry. Rolling Stone reported here that the song is scheduled to be released next Thursday, January 12.
Dionne Warwick announced during an appearance on The Tamron Hall Show this week that she has a duet with Dolly coming out later this month titled "Peace Like a River". The exact release date for the Dolly-penned gospel song has not yet been announced. Read Rolling Stone's article about it here.
Jimmy Fallon Announces New Dolly Duet
Jimmy Fallon on Monday night, October 31, announced that he has a new duet with Dolly scheduled to be released this Friday, November 4. The single, "Almost Too Early for Christmas", marks Jimmy and Dolly's second collaboration together, following their cover of Mariah Carey's iconic Christmas song, "All I Want for Christmas Is You", from Dolly's 2020 album, A Holly Dolly Christmas. Jimmy Fallon will also appear with Dolly in her new television special, Dolly Parton’s Mountain Magic Christmas, which will air December 1 on NBC.
Watch Jimmy's announcement in the video below to hear a preview of the new single.
Dolly and Kelly Clarkson's long-awaited "9 to 5" duet from the Still Working 9 to 5 documentary has finally been released. The Sam McAnally, Sasha Sloan, and King Henry-produced recording is a moody, slowed down take on Dolly's iconic number one hit. The track plays over the closing credits of the documentary, which will hopefully be available on streaming services before the end of the year. The single is available now on all digital music platforms. Take a listen below!
Kelly Clarkson has announced her duet with Dolly on a new version of "9 to 5" will be released September 9, 2022. The Shane McAnally produced track was recorded for the documentary Still Working 9 to 5 and plays over the end credits.
Pre-save the single here!
Ben Childers is the administrator of The Dolly Parton Discography. A native of Tupelo, Mississippi, he grew up taking family vacations to the Smokies and Dollywood. His love for Dolly and her music reached a fanatical level in April 2013. After spending countless hours researching and cataloging Dolly's musical output, he decided to open a website dedicated to her discography.